Region: Ireland

Law on Gorse Burning in Ireland

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Dáil Éireann
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Gorse burning and burning of trimmed hedges of tree should be outlawed and other forms of land management introduced that are more appropriate for the 21st century.


Gorse burning is an out-of-date and inappropriate practice that is environmentally damaging, puts unnecessary stress on Gardai and fire services, destroys wildlife - both forna and fauna. It also produces huge amounts of CO2.

Thank you for your support, Luke Eastwoood from V92YV5X
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  • Christopher May Ballinloghig

    on 12 Mar 2021

    Imlive in an area that is made hell by the farmers burning the hills in the early part of the year

  • on 12 Mar 2021

    This practice is hugely damaging to wildlife, contributes to erosion and pollutes the air for extended periods. It is barbaric and should not be awarded by EU funds for the farmers who do it...

  • on 08 Mar 2021

    Gorse burning and cutting of hedges and trees during bird and animal breeding season causes destruction of wildlife habitat and is unnecessary. It's an outdated and lazy practice that puts stress on the fire services and Gardi.

  • Gill James Kenmare

    on 07 Mar 2021

    because humans do not have the right to have such a negative impact on the planet - we are destroying habitat and our natural world at a pace

  • on 05 Mar 2021

    This practice is a danger to people and property, destructive of wildlife habitat — and unnecessary. Gorse can be managed by grazing instead.

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